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This Week: SFMTA Budget Talks, Supes Hear Shuttle Appeal

This week, the SFMTA’s Board of Directors begins its budget talks, the Board of Supervisors hears an appeal on the SFMTA’s private shuttle regulation pilot program, and SPUR hosts a bicycle tour of the city’s newest green infrastructure. Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors meets to discuss the agency’s FY 2015-16 budget. This is your chance to speak out on the proposal to repeal Sunday parking metering, and to call for more funding for pedestrian and bicycle safety projects. 1 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: The Board of Supervisors considers an appeal claiming that the SFMTA’s pilot program to regulate private shuttles is subject to environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act. 3 p.m.
  • Wednesday: SPUR hosts a bike tour of San Francisco’s newest green infrastructure, like rain gardens and bioswales. 12 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Final Open House on Redesigning Polk Street

The SFMTA will unveil its final proposals for a redesigned Polk Street this Wednesday — don’t miss this chance to weigh in. The SFMTA Board of Directors also meets to go over the recommended service adjustments in the Muni TEP, and SPUR discusses how big data is shaping transit policy.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: Listen in on a SPUR lunchtime forum on how the growing body of data on transit use allows experts “to make smarter decisions about transportation investments and operations while greatly improving the experience for travelers.” 12:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Don’t miss the final open house for Polk Street’s redesign. SFMTA staff will present details and collect feedback on the final proposed street configuration and “public realm enhancements such as lighting, landscaping, bulbouts and alley improvements.” 5:30 p.m. In preparation, the SF Bicycle Coalition’s Central City Committee will discuss the plans Monday (tonight) at 5 p.m.
  • Friday: The SFMTA Board of Directors  holds a special meeting to consider staff-recommended changes to Muni lines as part of the Transit Effectiveness Project. 8 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Shoup in Berkeley, What SF Can Learn From DC

In a light week on the calendar, SPUR looks at what SF can learn from DC, and Donald Shoup will be at UC Berkeley to talk smart parking policy.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Wednesday: Join a SPUR lunchtime forum for a discussion on what San Francisco can learn from D.C.’s transportation innovations, from automated traffic enforcement to one of the most successful bike-share systems in the country. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Wednesday: Donald Shoup, parking policy guru and UCLA professor, comes to the Ed Roberts Campus in Berkeley to talk about how we can revolutionize our cities by rethinking parking management. 7 p.m.

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This Week: Muni TEP Update, Re-Thinking Ocean Avenue

The SFMTA holds more meetings this week on the Muni Transit Effectiveness Project, including a discussion at SPUR and a community meeting in Potrero Hill. The SF Bicycle Coalition also starts up its District 5 committee, and the Planning Department kicks off its effort to redesign Ocean Avenue.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday: Join SFMTA planners at a SPUR lunchtime forum as they discuss the latest on the Muni TEP, the agency’s sweeping effort to make San Francisco’s transit system faster and more reliable. 12:30 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: Want to help push for safer streets for biking in neighborhoods like the Haight and the Western Addition? Join the SFBC District 5 Member Committee to discuss ways to improve the Panhandle and other bike routes in D5. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: Help the Planning Department envision a safer, more livable Ocean Avenue at the first community planning workshop for a redesign of Ingleside’s commercial corridor. 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday and Friday: The SFMTA will hold a community meeting in Potrero Hill to collect feedback on Muni TEP changes proposed for routes 10, 22, and 33, Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. Later in the week, the SFMTA Board of Directors will also hear an informational update on the TEP plans as a whole. Friday at 9 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: More Muni TEP, SFMTA Budget, Sunday Streets

The SFMTA continues its community meetings on the Muni Transit Effectiveness Project, where you can provide feedback about transit improvements on your Muni routes. The agency will also hold discussions on its upcoming budget at its board meeting and a town hall this weekend. A Board of Supervisors committee also considers Vision Zero, and Sunday Streets kicks off for the year.

Here are this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Monday thru Thursday: The SFMTA will continues its public meetings about TEP improvements in three more neighborhoods, as well as a general citywide meeting:

    You can also submit input online at TellMuni.com.

  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors will hear an update on the agency’s FY 2015-16 budget, which could include measures like Muni fare hikes and undoing Sunday parking meters. 2 p.m. On Saturday, The SFMTA will also hold its second town hall budget meeting at 11 a.m.
  • Thursday: The Board of Supervisors Neighborhood Services and Safety Committee considers a resolution adopting Vision Zero and another resolution creating a Pedestrian Safety Public Awareness Working Group. The committee will also hold a hearing on the SFMTA’s regulation of private shuttles. 10 a.m.
  • Saturday: Join the Planning Department and the Ocean Avenue Community Benefit District on a walking tour on Ocean Avenue to discuss ways to improve transportation and livability on the corridor. 10 a.m.
  • Sunday: The first Sunday Streets of 2014 brings some car-free fun to the Embarcadero. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Livable Streets in the Haight-Ashbury, Effective Muni

The SFMTA continues its Muni Transit Effectiveness Project meetings in five neighborhoods this week, where you can weigh in on transit upgrades. The agency will also hold a town hall on its budget for next year, and the Planning Department will show proposals for more livable streets in the Haight-Ashbury.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Monday thru Thursday, Saturday: The SFMTA will hold public meetings about its Muni TEP proposals in five neighborhoods:

    You can also submit input online at TellMuni.com.

  • Tuesday: The SF Bicycle Coalition will hold an open house for members to weigh in on the next wave of bike projects as the SFMTA develops a plan to prioritize bike lanes and traffic calming projects where they’re needed most. 5 to 7 p.m.
  • Thursday: The Planning Department will unveil proposals for its Haight-Ashbury Public Realm Plan, aimed at making the neighborhood’s streets friendlier for walking, transit, and biking. 6 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: The SFMTA will hold the first of two town hall meetings on the agency’s FY2015-2016 budget. Weigh in on proposals like the mayor’s push to reverse Sunday parking metering, and the abysmal state of funding for pedestrian and bicycle safety projects. 6:30 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Muni TEP Meetings, Re-Thinking Mission Street

The SFMTA is taking the Muni Transit Effectiveness Project on a tour this week, with meetings in three neighborhoods where you can weigh in on proposed transit improvements. The Planning Department is also initiating a new plan for Mission Street outside of SoMa, and this weekend is the Silicon Valley Transportation Summit.

Here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Tuesday, Wednesday, and Saturday: The SFMTA will hold meetings where you can weigh in on the Muni Transit Effectiveness Project proposals to upgrade Muni lines in three neighborhoods:
    • Upper Haight: 6-Parnassus, 71-Haight/Noriega. Tonight at 6 p.m.
    • Parkside: 28/L-19th Avenue. Wednesday at 6 p.m.
    • Visitacion Valley: 8X-Bayshore, 10-Townsend/22-Fillmore/33-Stanyan, 56-Rutland. Saturday at 11 a.m.

    You can also submit input online at TellMuni.com.

  • Wednesday: The Planning Department will hold an open house to kick off its Mission Street Public Life Plan, an initiative to re-think Mission south of Van Ness Avenue and improve conditions for walking and transit. 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Thursday: The National Park Service will hold an open house on plans to rehabilitate the pavement on the promenade in front of Aquatic Park, with opportunities to create a better environment for walking and biking between Fisherman’s Wharf and Fort Mason. 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday: Silicon Valley Transportation Choices and Healthy Communities Summit. TransForm hosts this gathering of sustainable transportation advocacy groups and transit agencies in the Bay Area “to promote improved transportation networks and complete communities in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.” 9 a.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.

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This Week: Lessons From Jan Gehl, Muni TEP in the Richmond

Start the week off with Jan Gehl, the Danish urban designer known around the world for his visionary work on people-friendly streets, at UC Berkeley. A couple of forums this week also look at the state of SF’s transit-first policy and the future of Caltrain and CA High-Speed Rail governance. And residents in the Richmond have a chance to weigh in on Muni Transit Effectiveness Project proposals for the 2, 28/28L, and 38L lines.

Here are all of the highlights from this week’s calendar:

  • Monday: Copenhagen livable streets luminary Jan Gehl is in town to give a free lecture at UC Berkeley, kicking off the university’s “Transit & Cities: Past, Present, Future” conference. Gehl will join the SF Planning Department’s Neil Hrushowy to discuss “fifty years of public life research leading gradually to implementation of people-oriented planning strategies in cities across the world.” 6 p.m.
  • Also Monday: The SFMTA will hold an open house for the public to weigh in on locations where commuter shuttles will be permitted to use Muni stops around the city. 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday: Forum: Finding a Place to Park. “Street Fight” author Jason Henderson, the SF Planning Department’s Joshua Swizky, and historian Michael Tolle will discuss “the historic struggle between the urban grid and the automobile and how committed San Francisco is to becoming a ‘Transit First’ city.” 6 p.m.
  • Also Tuesday: Forum: Governing Caltrain in the Age of Electrification. Join reps from Caltrain, Friends of Caltrain, the CA High-Speed Rail Authority, SPUR, and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group for a discussion of what a new governance structure for Caltrain and HSR could look like once electrification and the downtown extension to the Transbay Transit Center are completed. 6:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: The SFMTA will hold a community meeting in the Richmond on proposals like stop consolidations and bus bulbs to speed up Muni’s 2, 28/28L, and 38L as part of the Transit Effectiveness Project. 6 p.m.
  • Friday: On the agenda for this week’s SFMTA engineering hearing is the Potrero Avenue redesign, which calls for sidewalk bulb-outs, green-painted buffered bike lanes, a center planted median, a two-block sidewalk widening, and an extension of the bus lane (which will be moved from the northbound side to the southbound side). 10 a.m.

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This Week: Road Diet on San Jose, SFMTA Strategic Workshop

Tonight, the SFMTA will hold a community meeting on a proposal to upgrade the existing bike lane on northbound San Jose Avenue by removing a traffic lane. Here are all of the highlights from this week’s calendar:

  • Monday: The SFMTA will hold a community meeting on a pilot project for a road diet on the northbound side of San Jose Avenue, which would calm traffic and make more room to “upgrade the existing bicycle lane with a wider, more separated bikeway.” 6:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday: The SFMTA Board of Directors will hold an all-day workshop at the Muni Presidio Yard about the Bicycle Strategy, the Pedestrian Strategy, and efforts to improve Muni. The meeting is open to the public. 9 a.m.
  • Tuesday and Wednesday: SPUR hosts two lunchtime forums to discuss new books on walkability: On Tuesday, the topic will be Julie Campoli’s Made for Walking, which looks at the ingredients of walkable cities and “real transportation options.” On Wednesday, a forum featuring author Kaid Benfield will discuss his book People Habitat, which ”dives into the ecology of human settlement — from why people don’t walk much anymore to the relationship between cities and religion.” 12:30 p.m.

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This Week: N-Judah Upgrades, Cesar Chavez Ribbon Cutting

This week, the SFMTA will hold two community meetings on improvements coming to the N-Judah. It’s also time to cut the ribbon on the newly-finished redesign of Cesar Chavez Street, and another community meeting on Geary Bus Rapid Transit will be held in Japantown.

We’re having some technical problems with the actual calendar pages, which we’re working to resolve, but here are all of this week’s calendar highlights:

  • Wednesday: City officials will hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony announcing the completed redesign of Cesar Chavez Street, which has been made safer with features like pedestrian bulb-outs, bike lanes, reduced traffic lanes, and new greenery. 11 a.m.
  • Also Wednesday: The SFMTA will hold a community meeting about replacement of the N-Judah tracks in the Sunset Tunnel, which will happen during 15 weekend closures this year. 6 p.m.
  • Thursday: Further down the N-Judah route, Irving Street, between Arguello and 9th Avenue in the Inner Sunset, is set to be redesigned to get Transit Effectiveness Project improvements like transit bulb-outs, stop consolidation, and transit signal priority. The SFMTA will hold an open house and make a presentation on the project, which is set to begin construction in March. 6 p.m.
  • Also Thursday: The SF County Transportation Authority will hold another community meeting on the Geary BRT project at the Japanese Cultural Center to solicit feedback on the latest design proposal. 6 p.m.

Keep an eye on the calendar for updated listings. Got an event we should know about? Drop us a line.